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  • noun Plural form of schlemiel.


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  • At some point, hopefully, Carell will be able to shake that need to play schlemiels -- even lovable schlemiels.

    Marshall Fine: HuffPost Review: Crazy, Stupid, Love Marshall Fine 2011

  • Beatty and Hoffman would play two schlemiels, a pair of hopelessly bad, sub–Simon and Garfunkels a decade and a half late, staggering from one tacky venue to another.


  • All its competitors are schlemiels, dinks, slobs and twerps.

    Apple, Please, Don't Believe in 'Yesterday' Joe Queenan 2010

  • I did not take schlemiels position as mocking you CC.

    You keep using that word "democracy" ... CC 2009

  • After spending an entirely issue standing around and talking while occasionally getting struck by lightning, we pick up where we left off, with the heroes standing around like a bunch of schlemiels waiting for their take-out order…

    Mighty Avengers #3 | Major Spoilers - Comic Book Reviews and News 2009

  • Merry Christmas to all, especially those schlemiels like me that are working today…

    Néojaponisme » Blog Archive » My Sweet Santa 2009

  • "I am one of the poor little schlemiels who is now trapped by the AMT," he says.

    How AMT Confuses Taxpayers 2008

  • And I have much patience with ironic protagonists, the Yossarians and Babbitts and Humbert Humberts, who are never represented as heroic in any way, and whose authors are well content to portray them as the schnooks, schnorrers, and schlemiels that they are.

    Death carries a camcorder superversive 2006

  • My well-deserved reputation as a handyman puts me in a league with the very most hapless schlemiels who have ever picked up a hand tool (the Geneva Convention prohibits allowing me near power tools ever since my woodshop teacher Mr. Proviano contacted Interpol way back in the sixties).

    AKMA’s Random Thoughts 2005

  • Here were a group of schlemiels, the Cosmos, who were suddenly playing with the greatest soccer player in the world.

    MondoWeiss 2006


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